Monday, September 17, 2012

Cosmetic Arts Rainbow Flakie

i had an exciting day of ordering things on the internet! i took advantage of the Butter London deal through Coterie... the deal with Butter London topcoat is still available, read the deets from the Manicure Addict here! if the promo code VIPMEMBER doesn't work, try ZOEREPORT. let me know if any of you have already or are planning to get this deal :D

today's polish does not have a name... at least there isn't one on the bottle! it's a rainbow flakie in a clear base by Cosmetic Arts that i recently picked up at Ross for $1.99! this is kind of one of those get what you pay for situations in that... the polish is gorgeous, but the formula is a nightmare. it's very thick and sticky... you have to use a lot of strokes, push and pat the flakes where you want them to go. the flakes also really want to stick up and hang off the nail tip, so you'll need lots of topcoat! i used two thick coats of Seche Vite, and it still is not completely smooth. that said... for $1.99, this is a gorgeous polish! i would recommend picking it up if you see it, because this is a highly sought after type polish that not many companies make. it's something that would be fun for special occasions, if you don't want to fight with it for everyday!

one thick coat of flakies, two coats Seche Vite. it's layered over my OPI German-icure By OPI mani :)




Happy Monday! Ria :)

8 comments:

  1. Ooh that flakie is absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  2. Ooh! Pretty flakie! I think I saw this at my Ross too, but I didn't pick it up since I already had a flakie top coat.

    I took advantage of the deal too! I was a bit bummed because the code no longer made it free shipping and the package deal with the matte top coat was gone, but I'm glad I finally managed to get Wallis, All Hail the Queen, and West End Wonderland. Which ones did you get? :D

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    1. i confess, if it's a flakie, i can't control myself! i know i have ones that look like this one... but i just had to have it :)

      i got all six by using both promo codes. i had missed the initial deal too, so i had to pay shipping twice... but it was still a bit over $30 for six colors and the matte and regular topcoats! SO EXCITED :D

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    1. thank you, it's really fun to wear!

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  4. That is so beautiful!!! so many pretty colors in it.

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    1. this is one of those tilt your hand around stare at your nails kinda polishes :D

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